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2010 | 1(334) | 3-16

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EUROPE - TOGETHER OR SEPARATELY? (Europa - razem, czy osobno?)

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Distinctness and diversity of perspectives, lack of a unified, precise strategy of action and conflicts between the governments of particular countries are factors responsible for the fact that the condition of Europe on the international arena is seen as unstable. This is directly reflected in the level of security and will affect the position of the Old Continent in the future. Those countries which have taken upon themselves the task of creating a new European order often very in their particular beliefs and preferences. On the one hand there is an assumption of codependence and integration of European countries, which is treated as a guarantee of their development and security, whereas on the other hand more and more often a process of regionalization can be noticed. The contradictoriness of unification results from a lack of one universal conception of a 'United Continent'. The author of the article seeks to answer the question which vision - unification or regionalization - is better for the development of contemporary Europe. However, does political strategy today make it at all possible to give a univocal answer?



  • Margot Stanczyk-Minkiewicz, Instytut Zachodni, Instytut Naukowo-Badawczy, 61-854 Poznan, ul. Mostowa 27, Poland


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